Senate approves cottage industry bill To meet the increasing popularity and demand for cottage foods, Sen. Judy Warnick, R- Moses Lake introduced Senate Bill 5603 which passed the Senate unanimously. The legislation increases the amount that kitchen to consumer vendors can make from $15,000 to $25,000. “I am glad that we have been able to... Read More...
13th District lawmakers react to West Coast ports deal This past weekend, full operations resumed at all West Coast ports after the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association finally came to an agreement Friday, Feb. 20, on a five-year labor contract. U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez had imposed a deadline on both entities to come to... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – Feb. 24, 2015 February 24, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, It is hard to believe that we are nearly half-way through the 2015 legislative session. We reached a first milestone, Feb. 20, which was the first cut-off. This means that bills must have had a public hearing and be voted out of committee.... Read More...
Bill curbing tax dollars on union activities passes committee Sen. Judy Warnick’s legislation to curb the use of public funds for non-public purposes, Senate Bill 5602, moved out of the Senate Commerce & Labor Committee Wednesday. The bill prohibits public employers from having employment contracts that require public resources to support private activities, such as a collective bargaining representative.... Read More...
Sen. Warnick’s E-newsletter – Feb. 11, 2015 February 11, 2015 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, We are finishing the fourth week of the 2015 legislative session and I am working hard in my committees on bills that make sense for our district and state. I am focusing on common-sense policies that grow jobs, improve our state’s education system... Read More...
Ag committee looks at Warnick bills that would protect farmland Sen. Judy Warnick, R-Moses Lake, has introduced three pieces of legislation aimed at preserving and clarifying the use of agricultural lands in the context of the state’s shoreline-management and growth-management laws. All three received public hearings Tuesday before the Senate Agriculture, Water and Rural Economic Development Committee. “Agricultural land cannot... Read More...